An African-American Heritage Garden
Michael Twitty, a widely respected Culinary Historian of Traditional African American Food Culture, has assembled a garden of heirloom vegetable seed varieties that were important in the daily life of 17th, 18th, and 19th century African Americans. The collection includes: Basil Genovese, West India Burr Gherkin, Seven Top Turnip, Burgundy Okra, Fish Pepper, Green Striped Cushaw Pumpkin, Purple Calabash Tomato, Cherokee Purple Tomato. Also included is Twitty’s inspiring book, Fighting Old Nep: TheFoodways of Enslaved Afro-Marylanders 1634-1864. This is the first and only collection of its kind and it is offered exclusively by The D. Landreth Seed Company.